The next meeting of the Masonic Book Club will be:
When: Thursday, October 13th at 6:30pm
Where (UPDATE!!): Lodge Library room. Cannot meet at Bro. Dean Fairbanks home this time. Contractor not finished with porch addition.
At this meeting, we will be discussing the book "Freemasonry" by Brother Mark Stavish. This book's discussion will be open to Master Masons...and should be illuminating! At our last book club meeting at Tres Hombres (what a good time!) this book was chosen in a coin toss win by Worshipful Matt, sorry Steve...
As one of the world's most famous mysterious societies, Freemasons remain the largest fraternal organization in the world. Some of the most heroic and creative thinkers in history belonged to the order, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Goethe, and Mozart. What links the philosophy of these great minds with the estimated four million Freemasons who actively maintain this ancient brotherhood today?
From sacred geometry to legendary Masonic rites, author and Freemason Mark Stavish divulges the philosophy of Masonry and the moral code that all Masons share. Learn how Masonry's higher degrees, particularly Scottish Rite, were influenced by occult beliefs and practices, and how Masonry is linked to King Solomon, Gothic architecture, magic practice, alchemy, and Qabala.
With exercises and suggested readings, this fascinating exploration is an essential learning tool that will answer questions and shed light on other Masonic mysteries, including initiation and the Lost Word.
About the Author
Mark Stavish is an active Freemason under the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (our countries oldest), Scottish Rite, York Rite and Eastern Star. He has been a long-time student of esotericism and is a frequent lecturer on ancient occult knowledge. Founder of the Institute for Hermetic Studies (1998), he is the author of numerous articles on Western esotericism. In 2001 he established the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the study and practice of Western Esotericism. He has also served as a consultant to print and broadcast media and several documentaries. He holds undergraduate degrees in Theology and Communications and a Master's in Counseling.
WHERE TO GET THE BOOK
You can obtain the book on Amazon.com in both paper and electronic format at a very reasonable price for used copies, some as low as $4.99. Also check our www.abebooks.com for great used deals as well.
Prior to the meeting, we will be emailing the author to provide us guiding questions to encourage thought and foster discussion. This is a convivial as well as an educational gathering so please feel free to imbibe in a favorite beverage, as it is Octoberfest, if you like. Even if you choose to not read the book come join the discussion and brotherly support.
We hope to see you there!